The Maddox Files: A Riveting, Jacked-in, Dreamy, Mindbender
April 20, 2016
I am on The Maddox File blog tour! It is a pretty fun ride. Why don't you join us?
What are the Maddox files:
A 26 year old Dice Maddox living in Toronto, Ontario struggles with her failing love life and a career she doesn't love deciding to get back into a business she was once good at. Ryan Winters her first client was a confirmed bachelor until he had a small car accident, a woman named Lily Winters claims to have been married to him for 6 months. Digging deeper into Lily Winters, Dice soon discovers that she isn't who she says she is but wait what is she? A demon? An alien? Will Dice Maddox first case back be her last?
I loved the Dresden Files and Jessica Jones. This seems to have a similar vibe, so I am eager to be reviewing The Maddox Files on May 4th! Want to read along?
Today, I have the lovely R.J. Mornix in for an interview! Let's get to it!
How are you?
Love that energy! What is the current book you are promoting?
“Maddox Files: Back to Business” it is the first book in a 7 book series (currently 7 books, could be more).
Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
I love Dice Maddox, she is young, strong-willed, and ambitious, deep down she knows what she wants. Book one it takes her a little while to get there but she does. She loves her family and friends and would do anything for them. Even her ex-fiancé Chris she can’t just write him out of her life. She likes Sean a little more than she cares to admit. Ricki Li is an ex-boyfriend she counts on from time to time. She has a great support group and she is someone you would want on your side in a pinch.
Sounds like my kind of gal! Who is your least favorite character and why?
I really don’t have one. I love them all even the villain.
What inspired this book?
I knew it had to be science fiction or fantasy … I wanted the main character to be young and relate-able. I knew I wanted the last name to be Welsh and researched a lot of names for her. The first name had to be unusual and that’s where the back-story came from of her parents. Her mother was a nurse and her father a pro-gambler (just starting out with a promising career ahead of him) she came from parents who cared and loved taking chances. Her mother’s name is Joan (my middle name) and her father is Tony or Anthony (my husband’s middle name). Her mother lost a bet in the first name and her father liked Dice. Her name Dice Maddox and she just happen to be a young private investigator. She lives in one of my favorite cities Toronto, Ontario. One of my readers had described it as Nancy Drew all grown up meets the X-Files.
What is your next project?
I am hoping to have book 2 “Maddox Files: Blurred Lines” out before Christmas and book 3 “Maddox Files: Down the Rabbit Hole” out Spring of 2017. I am currently working on the first draft of book 5 “Maddox Files: The Light Snuffer”. I have books 2-4 written, and 6-7 outlined.
What is one great lesson you have learned as a writer?
Back up your writing! Yes, I have lost a couple manuscripts because I didn’t back it up. So now sometimes I will have two or three copies in different places.
Ouch, I have been there! No fun at all. If you could never write again, what would you do?
I don’t know … I would slowly die … because writing for me is like breathing. I just don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t do it. It is just not an option. I would find a way to still write ... it's just not an option.